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Tymoshenko Agrees To Treatment At Local Hospital

Yulia Tymoshenko waves from a stretcher as she is transported to an ambulance in Kharkiv on April 22.
A German doctor who traveled to Ukraine to examine jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said she has agreed to receive medical treatment for her back condition at a local hospital.

Karl Max Einhaeupl said Tymoshenko's treatment will start May 8 in the eastern city of Kharkiv, where she is jailed.

Tymoshenko, 51, is on a hunger strike to protest her alleged mistreatment at the prison.

Ukraine's Prosecutor-General Viktor Pshonka said his office has been unable to verify Tymoshenko's claims of physical mistreatment and has refused to open a criminal probe.

Several EU officials have said they will skip June's Euro 2012 football matches in Ukraine over Tymoshenko's case.

She is serving a seven-year prison sentence on charges of abuse of office.

Tymoshenko denies the charges and says they were politically motivated.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP